School consolidation panel to consider committee chairpersons, members

JAY — The Jay-RSU 36 Regional Planning Committee will meet Tuesday to review and adopt the list of names of chairpersons of committees and members to them.

Representatives of the two school districts and the three towns involved, Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls, are in the beginning stages of developing a new school consolidation plan.

The committee will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. June 29 at the Jay High School Library and have an agenda to follow.

Committee Chairman Clint Boothby, a non-voting member, will facilitate the meeting.

Among the items the planning committee will consider are adopting a subcommittee membership and reviewing and adopting the charges for those committees. Members will also consider adopting a timeline leading to a January 2011 vote on the plan.

Several subcommittees were approved earlier in June, and chairmen have been chosen to lead participants in reaching the set goal.

The persons chosen to lead the committees are: Finance — Co-Chairpersons Sue Pratt and Robert Wall, superintendents; Administration — Chairman James Holland; Transportation — Chairwoman Sue Weston; Governance — Co-Chairpersons Sue Pratt and Robert Wall; Teaching and Learning — Chairwoman Jeannine Backus; Facilities and Maintenance — Chairman Scott Albert; Technology Chairman — Chris Hollingsworth; Policies and Procedures — Chairwoman Carrie Castonguay; Personnel and Staffing-Co-Chairpersons — Sue Pratt and Robert Wall; and Sports, Culture and Co-Curricular — Chairman Gilbert Eaton.

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Lynn Ouellette's picture

committee work

All committee meetings in the development of the consolidation plan will be open to the public so that interested individuals can be involved even if they are not placed on a committee.

Michael Schaedler's picture


E, if you choose to, call Dr. Wall to see if you can possibly get on the part of the subcommittees that deal with that piece of the pie. Your experience will be handy and helpful to get past this situation without hurting ourselve too bad and doing the best for the kids and taxpayers, while getting out from under the yearly penalty from the state.

Ellen Levesque's picture

If they are really serious

If they are really serious about getting the backing of the taxpayers on this, they will find a way to finance the combined RSU on a per student cost, not valuation. Otherwise the Jay residents will be paying most of the cost of the other towns as well as their own students. That would NOT be fair.


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